Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

Standards of Excellence in Graduate Students' Dissertations in Education at a Saudi University
Gamal M. M. Mustafa, Imam Mohammad Ibn

The purpose of the present study is to investigate the standards of excellence in graduate students' dissertations in educational programs at Imam Mohammad ibn Saud Islamic University (IMSIU).An inventory of standards of excellence has been conducted to 54 faculty in Saudi universities, then a questionnaire that aimed to analyze the provision of these standards in graduate students‟ dissertations has been conducted to 144 of faculty members and doctorate students at (IMSIU). The findings revealed the high importance of the standards of excellence associated with research originality, research methodology, theoretical framework, dissertation findings, dissertation applicability and specialization and interdisciplinary. The analysis also indicated that the standards of excellence existed in graduate students‟ dissertations as the responses were within the range of "agree" for all dimensions. No statistically significant differences have been found with respect to respondent (Faculty/PhD student), while differences were found with respect to specialization in research methodology, theoretical framework, findings and applicability.

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